Robert is a former chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation. In 2008, Robert spent 31/2 months as a political prisoner for taking part in defending the Ardoch Algonquin First Nations homeland from uranium exploration and mining. Lovelace is now a lecturer at Queen’s University in the Department of Global Development Studies. His academic specialities include Indigenous Studies, Sustainable Development and Aboriginal education.
Uranium mining is the process of extraction of uranium ore from the ground. Mining for this mineral, involves open-pit mining. Open-pit mining is a method of extracting rock or mineral from the earth by removal from an open pit, thus creating a huge creator in the earth.
Any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life and liberty as well as freedom of thought and expression and equality before the law). Human rights are “basic rights and freedoms that all people are entitled to regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, language, or other status.